Speaking of houses.....
We have been looking and looking and looking....like every other weekend. Have I mentioned that I am not a fan of shopping (except for shoes)? I have limits on my shopping excursions and I tend to go by myself. Anyway, I digress. We couldn't agree on a house layout. We couldn't agree on new construction or already built. My husband could look at a million houses. To me, that's shopping....and breaking all kinds of limits I have.
So, we decided to rent a house instead. Right now, we are in a townhouse and its too small. My youngest, newly turned 1 with 7 teeth, gets into everything except for the bright colored things scattered everywhere. You know, TOYS. Sigh. And he looks at you crazy if you tell him to stop. He's not walking yet, but if he was, everything would be on its way to being broken. We. Need. More. Space.
Another reason we decided to rent is because it took us forever to sell our house when we relocated down here. Its easier for buyers to want to purchase a foreclosure next door than your market-priced house. So seeing that there are maybe 25 out of 50 houses for sale in our as well as neighboring subdivions that doesn't make us want to jump in and buy again.I'd say the market is still down though and something tells it still will be a year from now, I just hope we can agree on a house then..... and maybe have 20% down like Suze suggests.
Sidenote: I loved our old house. It was a prebuilt home and beautiful. Sigh. One day we'll own again!